Friday, November 24, 2017

A little inspiration!

This week's SIS challenge was to create something using this picture as inspiration in honor of Black Friday.

It's country elegance to me - so happy and nice :()

I had an idea that was just not working, so I scrapped it and started all over again.  I thought I should go simpler!  So, I grabbed the cardstock in Whisper White, Basic Black, and Daffodil Delight.  I then started looking at my dies and it came to me - the Detailed Floral Framelit!

And this is what I created:

I wanted to really showcase the Black, set off by the white with just a hint of the Daffodil Delight.  I even got to use my new ribbon.  It's so shimmery and beautiful!  I added a couple Pearls to the flowers and was done.  I love it!  That framelit is really great.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day shopping and having fun!

Check out the other creations here.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 17, 2017


This week, the Sisters In Stamping are all truly thankful for many reasons and wanted to create projects around this word.  Check out the other creations here.

I'm truly thankful for so many things:  Family, Friends, Health, Love, Hobbies, Job, and the list goes on and on.  I know I have a lot to be thankful for and as I get older, I realize I need to remember that each and every day.

Since next week is Thanksgiving, I decided to make a Thanksgiving card. 

This is the card I made.  The leaves are mostly all turned here in Virginia and many have fallen to the ground.  But, it is beautiful with the Fall colors.  So, I grabbed my Lovely As A Tree set and chose this image.  I used my Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso markers and colored in the image.  I then stamped on to Very Vanilla cardstock.  I did the same to the little leaf stamp and cut them out with scissors.  I stamped the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set using Cajun Craze.  I pulled the same color cardstock and found the triangular piece of Cajun Craze and decided to use it!  I punched out the sentiment and Crushed Curry using the Duet Banner punch.  I just got this new Copper Trim ribbon and knew I had to use it.  It's so pretty and shiny!!!  I then adhered everything and was done.  Thankful to have completed it ;)

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

"K" is for...

Happy Friday!

This week's theme for the Sisters In Stamping is to create a project that is monogrammed or personalized.  I knew I wanted to make a set of note cards.

Each year, my mom's friend makes me a pumpkin roll.  She knows I love any kind of pumpkiny goodness and it is always a welcome treat once we hit Fall!

So, I decided to make her a set of note cards with her first name's initial.  The funny thing is, my mom's first name also starts with a "K" and so does my younger niece's!  I didn't realize how many people I knew had "K" names!

Anyway, I started with the In Color Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.  I then pulled the matching solid cardstock and started die cutting the letter "K" and shapes from the Eastern Medallions thinlits.  I tried different combinations until I came up with these.  I ended up making two sets (yes, Ma, you are going to get one too! 💗 you!).

Here are what some of the cards look like. 

Here are the other two cards with the matching envelopes I created.

And here is what the set looks like packaged in a clear box with matching ribbon. 

These were really easy to create once I had all of the pieces die cut.  I like the simplicity of them too.

Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day and weekend!  Check out the other personalized and monogrammed projects here.

Friday, November 3, 2017

JOY Banner

Happy Weekend!!!  I hope everyone has some good plans this weekend.  I was lucky enough last weekend to sit and enjoy some crafting.  So, I went ahead and made this week's project for the Sisters In Stamping - a holiday banner.

I pulled some frames I bought at the dollar store years ago and decided to cover them with Be Merry designer paper.  I love this paper!!!!  I then used matching colored cardstock (Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler) to die cut the letters for JOY.  I also pulled out my bell, holly, and small bow punches and punched out shapes in matching colors.  I die cut the stocking from the same designer paper.  I then threaded the Cherry Cobbler double stitched ribbon through the back of each frame, adhered the ribbon, and I was done :) 

Sorry this isn't such a good picture, but you can see the finished product.  The bell on the "J" frame is cut off a little.  I punched the bell from one of the designer papers, put a small bow from the holly punch on it and punched out a piece of Shimmery White from the holly punch for the round piece.  I also used Shimmery White for the top of the stocking on the "O". 

Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful day and weekend!

Please see the other banners that the SIS created here.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Navy Day

Today is National Navy Day.  In honor of the Navy, the Sisters In Stamping created projects featuring Night of Navy.

Here's a little history of Navy Day:

Navy Day is the original day to celebrate the U.S. Navy, and though this celebration officially was replaced by Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday in May for the U.S.) in 1949, the celebrations of Navy Day continue on, especially within the Navy itself. Additionally, research undertaken in the 1970s showed the ‘true’ birthday of the US Navy to be October 13th, and the date was officially changed – however, the entrenched celebration still holds sway, and October 27th is still generally celebrated instead.


The 27th October was suggested as a date to recognize the birthday of one of the Navy’s supporters who was Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1897, Theodore Roosevelt.
Before 1949 the U.S. Navy would send its ships to various ports for Navy Day, with 1945 having a large celebration; the current President (President Harry S Truman) reviewed the fleet in the New York Harbor, and there are pictures of ships docked along the Hudson River for the celebrations.
Navy Day was last officially observed on October 27th 1949 when Louis A. Johnson directed that the U.S. Navy’s participation in such events would occur in May, On Armed Forces Day. He was the secretary of the newly created Department of Defense.
The Navy League was not affected by this decision as it is a Civilian Organization, and they continued to organize events as before.

I should have created a more masculine card for this week's theme, but somehow the Detailed Floral Thinlits was calling to me.  I've been meaning to use it for a while now and this was the perfect time!

Here's my card:

I decided to keep it very simple as the thinlet's design did all the work for me.  I added the silver edged ribbon and some pearls.  I used a simple Whisper White card base and the card took me 10 minutes the most!  I love it; will be making more of these for sure!

Please check out the other SIS creations here.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Color Combo Challenge!

TGIF!  Am I right?  I thought this weekend would never get here ;)

Today, the Sisters In Stamping have a color challenge:  Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry, Powder Pink and Whisper White.

The Calypso Coral in this combo made this a challenge for me.  So, I have to admit that I used very little.  See?  LOL!

My base cardstock and ribbon are Powder Pink, the butterfly embossed cardstock is Rich Razzleberry, and the flowers of the stamped image is in Calypso Coral.  I'm not sure that it really works on this card, but it's what I came up with :)

Thanks for looking and check out the other creations here.

Have a wonderful day, weekend, etc!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Easy Masculine Card

I do struggle with masculine cards, but always need them!  So, it was great to have Masculine Cards be the theme for the Sisters In Stamping this week.

I really love the Naturally Eclectic DSP.  I saw this sheet from the pack and immediately grabbed it for this challenge.  Here are the cards I made:

I wanted to see what the DSP would look like against Night of Navy and Fresh Fig.  I think both look great and masculine.  I tried it with Lemon Lime Twist, but it just didn't do it for me.
 I decided to pull the Tranquil Teal color out of the paper for the stamped image (Badges & Banners set).  I needed just a little something to set off the stamped image, so I grabbed some more Navy and Fig cardstock and the Triple Banner Punch to punch out the pieces to place the stamped badge on.
This card was quick and easy!  I'll definitely make some more to have on hand.

Check out the other masculine card creations from the Sisters In Stamping here!

Thanks for looking and have a great day.